US Patent No: 7,680,522

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Method and apparatus for detecting misapplied sensors

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A method and system are provided for determining whether a spectrophotometric sensor is misapplied. In one embodiment, a spectrophotometric sensor is provided with a strain sensor configures to provide a signal related to the curvature of the spectrophotometric sensor. In such an embodiment, the signal may be compared, such as by an associated monitor, with an expected signal value. Based upon this comparison, a determination may be made whether or not the spectrophotometric sensor is misapplied.

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COVIDIEN LPMANSFIELD, MA3277

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Andersohn, Lutz Livermore, CA 11 96
Andriola, Pete Alamo, CA 2 12

Cited Art Landscape

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JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (118)
5,431,170 Pulse responsive device 506 1992
5,337,744 Low noise finger cot probe 444 1993
5,490,505 Signal processing apparatus 572 1993
5,482,036 Signal processing apparatus and method 544 1994
5,452,717 Finger-cot probe 431 1994
5,632,272 Signal processing apparatus 549 1994
5,638,818 Low noise optical probe 419 1994
5,758,644 Manual and automatic probe calibration 523 1995
5,769,785 Signal processing apparatus and method 457 1995
5,645,440 Patient cable connector 401 1995
D393830 Patient cable connector 388 1995
5,782,757 Low-noise optical probes 472 1995
5,685,299 Signal processing apparatus 444 1995
5,823,950 Manual and automatic probe calibration 389 1996
6,088,607 Low noise optical probe 474 1997
5,934,925 Patient cable connector 394 1997
6,002,952 Signal processing apparatus and method 530 1997
6,157,850 Signal processing apparatus 460 1997
5,890,929 Shielded medical connector 380 1997
6,081,735 Signal processing apparatus 635 1997
6,263,222 Signal processing apparatus 485 1997
6,184,521 Photodiode detector with integrated noise shielding 390 1998
5,919,134 Method and apparatus for demodulating signals in a pulse oximetry system 405 1998
6,011,986 Manual and automatic probe calibration 470 1998
5,995,855 Pulse oximetry sensor adapter 453 1998
6,525,386 Non-protruding optoelectronic lens 404 1998
5,997,343 Patient cable sensor switch 375 1998
6,229,856 Method and apparatus for demodulating signals in a pulse oximetry system 390 1998
6,067,462 Signal processing apparatus and method 464 1998
6,256,523 Low-noise optical probes 448 1998
6,036,642 Signal processing apparatus and method 431 1998
6,236,872 Signal processing apparatus 418 1998
6,144,868 Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage apparatus 344 1999
6,334,065 Stereo pulse oximeter 449 1999
6,285,896 Fetal pulse oximetry sensor 380 1999
6,321,100 Reusable pulse oximeter probe with disposable liner 331 1999
6,349,228 Pulse oximetry sensor adapter 394 1999
6,343,224 Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage apparatus 335 1999
6,580,086 Shielded optical probe and method 443 1999
6,206,830 Signal processing apparatus and method 416 1999
6,165,005 Patient cable sensor switch 370 1999
6,377,829 Resposable pulse oximetry sensor 418 1999
6,152,754 Circuit board based cable connector 404 1999
6,463,311 Plethysmograph pulse recognition processor 393 1999
6,606,511 Pulse oximetry pulse indicator 438 2000
6,515,273 System for indicating the expiration of the useful operating life of a pulse oximetry sensor 397 2000
6,584,336 Universal/upgrading pulse oximeter 444 2000
6,360,114 Pulse oximeter probe-off detector 415 2000
6,699,194 Signal processing apparatus and method 444 2000
6,430,525 Variable mode averager 378 2000
6,526,300 Pulse oximeter probe-off detection system 371 2000
6,470,199 Elastic sock for positioning an optical probe 389 2000
6,697,656 Pulse oximetry sensor compatible with multiple pulse oximetry systems 368 2000
6,770,028 Dual-mode pulse oximeter 407 2000
6,519,487 Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage apparatus 332 2000
6,280,213 Patient cable connector 391 2000
6,542,764 Pulse oximeter monitor for expressing the urgency of the patient's condition 380 2000
6,643,530 Method and apparatus for demodulating signals in a pulse oximetry system 373 2000
6,501,975 Signal processing apparatus and method 451 2001
6,684,091 Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage method 325 2001
6,541,756 Shielded optical probe having an electrical connector 405 2001
6,388,240 Shielded optical probe and method having a longevity indication 429 2001
6,684,090 Pulse oximetry data confidence indicator 469 2001
6,792,300 Low-noise optical probes for reducing light piping 369 2001
2002/0026,109 Low-noise optical probes 103 2001
6,721,585 Universal modular pulse oximeter probe for use with reusable and disposable patient attachment devices 323 2001
6,597,933 Pulse oximetry sensor adapter 382 2001
6,678,543 Optical probe and positioning wrap 459 2001
6,745,060 Signal processing apparatus 410 2001
6,650,917 Signal processing apparatus 437 2001
6,671,531 Sensor wrap including foldable applicator 409 2001
6,654,624 Pulse oximeter probe-off detector 421 2001
6,760,607 Ribbon cable substrate pulse oximetry sensor 352 2001
6,714,804 Stereo pulse oximeter 383 2001
6,658,276 Pulse oximeter user interface 421 2002
RE38492 Signal processing apparatus and method 384 2002
6,725,075 Resposable pulse oximetry sensor 385 2002
6,985,764 Flex circuit shielded optical sensor 338 2002
6,697,658 Low power pulse oximeter 422 2002
RE38476 Signal processing apparatus 387 2002
6,735,459 Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage apparatus 331 2002
6,813,511 Low-noise optical probes for reducing ambient noise 377 2002
2003/0045,785 Low-noise optical probes for reducing ambient noise 7 2002
6,816,741 Plethysmograph pulse recognition processor 375 2002
6,934,570 Physiological sensor combination 357 2002
6,826,419 Signal processing apparatus and method 372 2002
6,830,711 Mold tool for an optoelectronic element 358 2003
7,067,893 Optoelectronic element with a non-protruding lens 303 2003
7,225,006 Attachment and optical probe 267 2003
6,822,564 Parallel measurement alarm processor 398 2003
6,950,687 Isolation and communication element for a resposable pulse oximetry sensor 348 2003
6,861,639 Systems and methods for indicating an amount of use of a sensor 364 2003
6,771,994 Pulse oximeter probe-off detection system 369 2003
6,850,788 Physiological measurement communications adapter 357 2003
7,132,641 Shielded optical probe having an electrical connector 307 2003
6,993,371 Pulse oximetry sensor adaptor 376 2003
2004/0147,823 Pulse oximetry sensor adaptor 7 2003
7,096,054 Low noise optical housing 296 2003
6,898,452 Stereo pulse oximeter 344 2003
7,254,433 Signal processing apparatus 296 2003
2004/0068,164 Signal processing apparatus 135 2003
7,096,052 Optical probe including predetermined emission wavelength based on patient type 289 2003
7,003,339 Method and apparatus for demodulating signals in a pulse oximetry system 320 2003
7,142,901 Parameter compensated physiological monitor 287 2003
2004/0158,134 Pulse oximeter probe-off detector 7 2003
6,996,427 Pulse oximetry data confidence indicator 411 2003
7,039,449 Resposable pulse oximetry sensor 328 2003
2004/0147,824 Manual and automatic probe calibration 104 2004
7,295,866 Low power pulse oximeter 259 2004
7,215,984 Signal processing apparatus 368 2004
2004/0204,637 Signal processing apparatus and method 122 2004
2004/0210,146 Signal processing apparatus 109 2004
7,024,233 Pulse oximetry data confidence indicator 336 2004
2005/0043,600 Low-noise optical probes for reducing ambient noise 105 2004
7,254,434 Variable pressure reusable sensor 275 2004
7,280,858 Pulse oximetry sensor 282 2005
2005/0277,819 Physiological sensor combination 112 2005
2006/0084,852 Flex circuit shielded optical sensor 5 2005
 
NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT INCORPORATED (110)
4,802,486 Method and apparatus for detecting optical pulses 229 1985
4,685,464 Durable sensor for detecting optical pulses 291 1985
4,621,643 Calibrated optical oximeter probe 358 1986
4,653,498 Pulse oximeter monitor 371 1986
4,800,495 Method and apparatus for processing signals used in oximetry 250 1986
4,819,646 Feedback-controlled method and apparatus for processing signals used in oximetry 152 1986
4,859,056 Multiple-pulse method and apparatus for use in oximetry 139 1986
4,869,253 Method and apparatus for indicating perfusion and oxygen saturation trends in oximetry 218 1986
4,913,150 Method and apparatus for the automatic calibration of signals employed in oximetry 275 1986
4,700,708 Calibrated optical oximeter probe 354 1986
4,830,014 Sensor having cutaneous conformance 237 1987
4,770,179 Calibrated optical oximeter probe 231 1987
4,869,254 Method and apparatus for calculating arterial oxygen saturation 273 1988
4,911,167 Method and apparatus for detecting optical pulses 336 1988
4,938,218 Perinatal pulse oximetry sensor 322 1988
4,928,692 Method and apparatus for detecting optical pulses 218 1988
4,892,101 Method and apparatus for offsetting baseline portion of oximeter signal 186 1989
4,934,372 Method and apparatus for detecting optical pulses 250 1989
5,259,381 Apparatus for the automatic calibration of signals employed in oximetry 218 1989
5,078,136 Method and apparatus for calculating arterial oxygen saturation based plethysmographs including transients 225 1989
5,109,849 Perinatal pulse oximetry sensor 182 1990
5,099,842 Perinatal pulse oximetry probe 152 1990
5,228,440 Fetal pulse oximetry apparatus and method of use 119 1990
* 5,226,417 Apparatus for the detection of motion transients 184 1991
5,218,962 Multiple region pulse oximetry probe and oximeter 204 1991
5,267,563 Oximeter sensor with perfusion enhancing 150 1991
5,351,685 Condensed oximeter system with noise reduction software 191 1991
5,209,230 Adhesive pulse oximeter sensor with reusable portion 234 1991
5,247,932 Sensor for intrauterine use 229 1991
5,246,002 Noise insensitive pulse transmittance oximeter 185 1992
5,246,003 Disposable pulse oximeter sensor 252 1992
RE35122 Method and apparatus for detecting optical pulses 194 1992
5,377,675 Method and apparatus for improved fetus contact with fetal probe 110 1992
5,368,224 Method for reducing ambient noise effects in electronic monitoring instruments 342 1992
5,368,026 Oximeter with motion detection for alarm modification 210 1993
5,469,845 Disposable pulse oximeter sensor 196 1993
5,485,847 Pulse oximeter using a virtual trigger for heart rate synchronization 137 1993
5,392,777 Oximeter sensor with perfusion enhancing 144 1993
5,560,355 Medical sensor with amplitude independent output 176 1993
5,507,286 Method and apparatus for improving the durability of a sensor 118 1993
5,421,329 Pulse oximeter sensor optimized for low saturation 164 1994
5,533,507 Condensed oximeter system with noise reduction software 132 1994
5,743,260 Fetal pulse oximetry apparatus and method of use 115 1995
5,782,237 Pulse oximeter and sensor optimized for low saturation 140 1995
RE36000 Adhesive pulse oximeter sensor with reusable portion 156 1995
5,577,500 Condensed oximeter system with noise reduction software 123 1995
5,779,630 Medical sensor with modulated encoding scheme 155 1995
5,673,693 Method and apparatus for improving the durability of a sensor 136 1995
5,678,544 Disposable pulse oximeter sensor 185 1995
5,676,141 Electronic processor for pulse oximeters 180 1995
5,743,263 Pulse Oximeter using a virtual trigger for heart rate synchronization 151 1995
5,839,439 Oximeter sensor with rigid inner housing and pliable overmold 151 1995
5,660,567 Medical sensor connector with removable encoding device 299 1995
5,724,967 Noise reduction apparatus for low level analog signals 101 1995
5,810,724 Reusable sensor accessory containing a conformable spring activated rubber sleeved clip 156 1995
5,807,247 Method and apparatus for facilitating compatibility between pulse oximeters and sensor probes 165 1995
5,818,985 Optical oximeter probe adapter 137 1995
5,746,697 Medical diagnostic apparatus with sleep mode 210 1996
5,797,841 Shunt barrier in pulse oximeter sensor 137 1996
5,713,355 Method and apparatus for reducing ambient noise effects in electronic monitoring instruments 152 1996
5,752,914 Continuous mesh EMI shield for pulse oximetry sensor 138 1996
5,853,364 Method and apparatus for estimating physiological parameters using model-based adaptive filtering 286 1996
5,842,982 Infant neonatal pulse oximeter sensor 118 1996
5,776,058 Pressure-attached presenting part fetal pulse oximetry sensor 113 1996
5,813,980 Fetal pulse oximetry sensor with remote securing mechanism 116 1996
5,823,952 Pulse oximeter sensor with differential slip coefficient 139 1996
5,727,547 Presenting part fetal oximeter sensor with securing mechanism for providing tension to scalp attachment 96 1996
5,803,910 Condensed oximeter system and method with noise reduction software 139 1996
5,961,450 Medical sensor with amplitude independent output 127 1996
5,782,756 Method and apparatus for in vivo blood constituent analysis 140 1996
5,851,179 Pulse oximeter sensor with articulating head 137 1996
6,018,673 Motion compatible sensor for non-invasive optical blood analysis 211 1996
5,830,136 Gel pad optical sensor 185 1996
5,921,921 Pulse oximeter with sigma-delta converter 151 1996
6,195,575 Fetal sensor which self-inflates using capillary force 95 1997
5,924,982 Oximeter sensor with user-modifiable color surface 97 1997
6,115,621 Oximetry sensor with offset emitters and detector 129 1997
5,910,108 Method and apparatus for improving the durability of a sensor 141 1997
5,924,979 Medical diagnostic apparatus with sleep mode 209 1997
5,885,213 Method and apparatus for reducing ambient noise effects in electronic monitoring instruments 146 1997
5,916,155 Fetal sensor with securing balloons remote from optics 106 1997
5,865,736 Method and apparatus for nuisance alarm reductions 200 1997
5,961,452 Positioning method for pulse oximetry fetal sensor 96 1997
6,023,541 Active optical oximeter probe adapter 153 1998
5,916,154 Method of enhancing performance in pulse oximetry via electrical stimulation 183 1998
6,064,899 Fiber optic oximeter connector with element indicating wavelength shift 99 1998
6,044,283 Medical sensor with modulated encoding scheme 203 1998
6,173,196 Shunt barrier in pulse oximeter sensor 122 1998
6,083,172 Method and apparatus for estimating physiological parameters using model-based adaptive filtering 204 1998
6,112,107 Flexible sensor with bulge enhancing contact 139 1998
6,370,409 Positioning method for pulse oximetry fetal sensor 97 1999
6,374,129 Motion compatible sensor for non-invasive optical blood analysis 163 1999
6,411,833 Method and apparatus for estimating physiological parameters using model-based adaptive filtering 177 1999
6,708,049 Sensor with signature of data relating to sensor 212 2000
6,430,423 Shunt barrier in pulse oximeter sensor 118 2000
6,721,584 Method and apparatus for estimating physiological parameters using model-based adaptive filtering 152 2001
6,836,679 Method and apparatus for estimating physiological parameters using model-based adaptive filtering 145 2002
6,671,530 Positioning method for pulse oximetry fetal sensor 95 2002
6,845,256 Motion compatible sensor for non-invasive optical blood analysis 176 2002
6,763,255 Shunt barrier in pulse oximeter sensor 117 2002
6,681,126 Method and apparatus for improving the durability of a sensor 120 2002
2004/0006,261 Oximeter sensor with digital memory encoding patient data 121 2003
7,130,671 Pulse oximeter sensor off detector 102 2004
2004/0162,472 Sensor with signature of data relating to sensor 125 2004
2005/0197,552 Pulse oximeter with alternate heart-rate determination 21 2004
2006/0224,058 Pulse oximetry sensor and technique for using the same on a distal region of a patient's digit 93 2005
2007/0032,710 Bi-stable medical sensor and technique for using the same 84 2005
* 2007/0078,316 Medical sensor and technique for using the same 39 2005
2007/0100,220 Adjusting parameters used in pulse oximetry analysis 14 2005
2006/0253,016 Systems and methods to assess one or more body fluid metrics 17 2005
 
DATEX-OHMEDA, INC. (68)
4,603,700 Probe monitoring system for oximeter 149 1983
4,781,195 Blood monitoring apparatus and methods with amplifier input dark current correction 163 1987
4,800,885 Blood constituent monitoring apparatus and methods with frequency division multiplexing 227 1987
4,846,183 Blood parameter monitoring apparatus and methods 187 1987
5,249,576 Universal pulse oximeter probe 354 1991
5,297,548 Arterial blood monitoring probe 239 1993
5,387,122 Pulse oximeter probe connector 164 1993
5,912,656 Device for producing a display from monitored data 147 1994
5,503,148 System for pulse oximetry SPO.sub.2 determination 190 1994
5,676,139 Spring clip probe housing 131 1994
5,934,277 System for pulse oximetry SpO2 determination 197 1995
5,851,178 Instrumented laser diode probe connector 126 1995
5,685,301 Apparatus for precise determination of operating characteristics of optical devices contained in a monitoring probe 124 1995
5,638,593 Method for manufacturing a heat-sealed neo-natal medical monitoring probe 125 1995
6,253,097 Noninvasive medical monitoring instrument using surface emitting laser devices 247 1996
5,790,729 Photoplethysmographic instrument having an integrated multimode optical coupler device 138 1996
5,807,248 Medical monitoring probe with modular device housing 133 1996
5,782,758 Method and apparatus for identifying the presence of noise in a time division multiplexed oximeter 101 1996
5,891,022 Apparatus for performing multiwavelength photoplethysmography 142 1996
5,766,127 Method and apparatus for improved photoplethysmographic perfusion-index monitoring 143 1996
5,842,979 Method and apparatus for improved photoplethysmographic monitoring of oxyhemoglobin, deoxyhemoglobin, carboxyhemoglobin and methemoglobin 144 1997
5,954,644 Method for ambient light subtraction in a photoplethysmographic measurement instrument 161 1997
5,817,010 Disposable sensor holder 159 1997
5,827,182 Multiple LED sets in oximetry sensors 125 1997
5,913,819 Injection molded, heat-sealed housing and half-etched lead frame for oximeter sensor 116 1997
5,919,133 Conformal wrap for pulse oximeter sensor 178 1997
5,891,024 Two stage calibration and analyte measurement scheme for spectrophotomeric analysis 135 1997
6,018,674 Fast-turnoff photodiodes with switched-gain preamplifiers in photoplethysmographic measurement instruments 130 1997
5,983,122 Apparatus and method for improved photoplethysmographic monitoring of multiple hemoglobin species using emitters having optimized center wavelengths 128 1997
6,014,576 Segmented photoplethysmographic sensor with universal probe-end 154 1998
5,920,263 De-escalation of alarm priorities in medical devices 144 1998
6,385,471 System for pulse oximetry SpO2 determination 113 1999
6,360,113 Photoplethysmographic instrument 123 1999
6,363,269 Synchronized modulation/demodulation method and apparatus for frequency division multiplexed spectrophotometric system 124 1999
6,381,479 Pulse oximeter with improved DC and low frequency rejection 95 1999
6,397,092 Oversampling pulse oximeter 141 1999
6,408,198 Method and system for improving photoplethysmographic analyte measurements by de-weighting motion-contaminated data 136 2000
6,434,408 Pulse oximetry method and system with improved motion correction 127 2000
6,505,060 Method and apparatus for determining pulse oximetry differential values 122 2000
6,466,809 Oximeter sensor having laminated housing with flat patient interface surface 150 2000
6,505,133 Simultaneous signal attenuation measurements utilizing code division multiplexing 122 2000
6,560,470 Electrical lockout photoplethysmographic measurement system 152 2000
2002/0068,859 Laser diode drive scheme for noise reduction in photoplethysmographic measurements 102 2000
6,501,974 Compensation of human variability in pulse oximetry 189 2001
6,510,329 Detection of sensor off conditions in a pulse oximeter 343 2001
6,505,061 Pulse oximetry sensor with improved appendage cushion 132 2001
2002/0156,354 Pulse oximetry sensor with improved spring 177 2001
6,668,183 Diode detection circuit 160 2001
6,714,803 Pulse oximetry SpO2 determination 130 2001
2003/0073,889 Monitoring led wavelength shift in photoplethysmography 90 2001
6,882,874 Compensation of human variability in pulse oximetry 127 2002
6,702,752 Monitoring respiration based on plethysmographic heart rate signal 134 2002
6,709,402 Apparatus and method for monitoring respiration with a pulse oximeter 136 2002
6,805,673 Monitoring mayer wave effects based on a photoplethysmographic signal 109 2002
6,778,923 Reduced cross talk pulse oximeter 119 2002
6,748,253 Oversampling pulse oximeter 121 2002
6,707,257 Ferrite stabilized LED drive 96 2002
6,720,734 Oximeter with nulled op-amp current feedback 124 2002
6,825,619 Feedback-controlled LED switching 125 2002
6,839,582 Pulse oximetry method and system with improved motion correction 122 2002
6,745,061 Disposable oximetry sensor 144 2002
6,650,918 Cepstral domain pulse oximetry 105 2003
7,190,987 Neonatal bootie wrap 108 2003
2004/0039,273 Cepstral domain pulse oximetry 97 2003
2005/0075,550 Quick-clip sensor holder 107 2003
7,139,599 Cepstral domain pulse oximetry 61 2003
7,062,307 Oversampling pulse oximeter 97 2004
6,931,269 Multi-domain motion estimation and plethysmographic recognition using fuzzy neural-nets 178 2004
 
COVIDIEN LP (66)
5,960,610 Method of curving a fetal sensor 94 1997
6,035,223 Method and apparatus for determining the state of an oximetry sensor 133 1997
6,094,592 Methods and apparatus for estimating a physiological parameter using transforms 217 1998
6,226,539 Pulse oximeter having a low power led drive 133 1999
6,298,252 Oximeter sensor with encoder connected to detector 140 1999
6,351,658 Multiple-code oximeter calibration element 123 1999
6,356,774 Oximeter sensor with encoded temperature characteristic 237 1999
6,466,808 Single device for both heating and temperature measurement in an oximeter sensor 120 1999
6,463,310 Method and circuit for storing and providing historical physiological data 164 2000
6,675,031 Method and circuit for indicating quality and accuracy of physiological measurements 142 2000
6,381,480 Method and apparatus for monitoring fetal cerebral oxygenation during childbirth 114 2000
6,490,466 Interconnect circuit between non-compatible oximeter and sensor 119 2000
6,571,113 Oximeter sensor adapter with coding element 128 2000
6,591,122 Device and method for monitoring body fluid and electrolyte disorders 188 2001
6,801,797 Pulse oximeter sensor with piece-wise function 206 2001
6,615,065 Multi-channel non-invasive tissue oximeter 186 2001
6,754,516 Nuisance alarm reductions in a physiological monitor 158 2001
6,719,686 Fetal probe having an optical imaging device 104 2001
6,553,241 Oximeter sensor with digital memory encoding sensor expiration data 343 2001
6,591,123 Oximeter sensor with digital memory recording sensor data 147 2001
6,600,940 Oximeter sensor with digital memory 145 2001
6,606,510 Oximeter sensor with digital memory encoding patient data 120 2001
6,628,975 Oximeter sensor with digital memory storing data 126 2001
6,701,170 Blind source separation of pulse oximetry signals 180 2001
6,839,579 Temperature indicating oximetry sensor 120 2001
6,694,160 Pulse oximeter sensor with widened metal strip 104 2001
6,748,254 Stacked adhesive optical sensor 142 2002
7,006,856 Signal quality metrics design for qualifying data for a physiological monitor 130 2003
7,085,597 Oximeter sensor with digital memory recording sensor data 106 2003
7,236,811 Device and method for monitoring body fluid and electrolyte disorders 138 2003
7,047,056 Hat-based oximeter sensor 104 2003
7,079,880 Blind source separation of pulse oximetry signals 99 2003
7,289,837 Forehead sensor placement 27 2003
2004/0117,891 Headband with tension indicator 103 2003
7,162,288 Techniques for detecting heart pulses and reducing power consumption in sensors 90 2004
7,194,293 Selection of ensemble averaging weights for a pulse oximeter based on signal quality metrics 43 2004
2005/0197,579 Method and apparatus for optical detection of mixed venous and arterial blood pulsation in tissue 45 2004
2005/0203,357 Pulse oximetry motion artifact rejection using near infrared absorption by water 38 2004
7,277,741 Pulse oximetry motion artifact rejection using near infrared absorption by water 35 2004
2005/0203,357 Pulse oximetry motion artifact rejection using near infrared absorption by water 38 2004
2005/0203,357 Pulse oximetry motion artifact rejection using near infrared absorption by water 38 2004
2005/0203,357 Pulse oximetry motion artifact rejection using near infrared absorption by water 38 2004
2005/0203,357 Pulse oximetry motion artifact rejection using near infrared absorption by water 38 2004
2004/0171,920 Pulse oximeter sensor with piece-wise function 130 2004
7,113,815 Stacked adhesive optical sensor 107 2004
7,123,950 Nuisance alarm reductions in a physiological monitor 127 2004
2007/0068,527 Method and system for determining when to reposition a physiological sensor 3 2005
2007/0073,121 Medical sensor for reducing motion artifacts and technique for using the same 71 2005
2006/0030,764 Method and circuit for indicating quality and accuracy of physiological measurements 121 2005
2007/0077,200 Method and system for controlled maintenance of hypoxia for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes 82 2005
2007/0118,027 Method for evaluating extracellular water concentration in tissue 15 2005
2006/0135,860 Signal quality metrics design for qualifying data for a physiological monitor 11 2005
2007/0179,369 System and method for detection of unstable oxygen saturation 11 2006
2006/0195,028 Hat-based oximeter sensor 103 2006
7,209,774 Pulse oximeter with separate ensemble averaging for oxygen saturation and heart rate 18 2006
2006/0276,700 Stacked adhesive optical sensor 52 2006
2006/0264,726 Forehead sensor placement 28 2006
2006/0264,727 Forehead sensor placement 25 2006
2006/0281,984 Forehead sensor placement 27 2006
2007/0032,712 Unitary medical sensor assembly and technique for using the same 82 2006
2007/0032,715 Compliant diaphragm medical sensor and technique for using the same 74 2006
2007/0073,125 Medical sensor for reducing motion artifacts and technique for using the same 63 2006
2007/0073,128 Medical sensor for reducing motion artifacts and technique for using the same 62 2006
2007/0073,126 Medical sensor and technique for using the same 86 2006
2007/0106,137 Pulse oximetry signal correction using near infrared absorption by water 28 2006
2007/0208,242 Selection of ensemble averaging weights for a pulse oximeter based on signal quality metrics 7 2007
 
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4,832,484 Apparatus for determining the concentration of a light-absorbing material in blood 161 1987
5,127,406 Apparatus for measuring concentration of substances in blood 138 1989
5,313,940 Photo-electric pulse wave measuring probe 164 1992
5,267,562 Pulse oximeter with probe difference compensation 158 1992
5,385,143 Apparatus for measuring predetermined data of living tissue 232 1993
5,355,882 Pulse oximeter 157 1993
5,427,093 Oximeter probe 136 1993
5,413,101 Pulse oximeter probe 151 1994
5,520,177 Oximeter probe 163 1994
5,521,851 Noise reduction method and apparatus 119 1994
5,595,176 Pulse oximeter 140 1994
5,766,125 Apparatus for determining the concentration of light-absorbing materials in blood 113 1995
5,551,423 Pulse oximeter probe 156 1995
5,590,652 Drive circuit for light-emitting diode in pulse oximeter 125 1996
5,666,952 Tissue transmitted light sensor 103 1996
5,995,859 Method and apparatus for accurately measuring the saturated oxygen in arterial blood by substantially eliminating noise from the measurement signal 191 1997
6,154,667 Pulse oximeter probe 188 1998
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6,453,184 Device for measuring light absorption materials in blood 121 2000
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6,665,551 Current driving system of light emitting diode 118 2000
6,546,267 Biological sensor 203 2000
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6,780,158 Signal processing method and pulse wave signal processing method 121 2002
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2004/0092,805 Signal processing method, and pulse photometer using the method 114 2003
 
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5,285,784 Sensor, apparatus and method for non-invasive measurement of oxygen saturation 143 1992
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5,709,205 Pulsoximetry sensor 114 1995
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5,776,059 Sensor for performing medical measurements, particularly pulsoximetry measurements on the human finger 108 1996
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6,005,658 Intermittent measuring of arterial oxygen saturation of hemoglobin 111 1997
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RIC INVESTMENTS, LLC. (14)
5,448,991 Method of measuring the oxygen saturation in pulsating blood flow 164 1992
5,398,680 Pulse oximeter with improved accuracy and response time 143 1992
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5,891,026 Extended life disposable pulse oximetry sensor and method of making 118 1996
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6,149,481 Extended life disposable pulse oximetry sensor and method of making 112 1998
6,095,974 Disposable fiber optic probe 130 1998
6,519,486 Method, apparatus and system for removing motion artifacts from measurements of bodily parameters 185 2000
6,810,277 Method, apparatus and system for removing motion artifacts from measurements of bodily parameters 182 2002
6,671,532 Pulse oximetry sensor and dispensing method 100 2002
6,839,580 Adaptive calibration for pulse oximetry 118 2002
6,941,162 Pulse oximetry sensor and dispensing method 96 2003
7,072,702 Method, apparatus and system for removing motion artifacts from measurements of bodily parameters 108 2004
 
NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT LLC (12)
5,361,758 Method and device for measuring concentration levels of blood constituents non-invasively 302 1991
5,429,128 Finger receptor 139 1993
5,465,714 Electro-optical sensor for spectrophotometric medical devices 142 1994
5,482,034 Method and apparatus for spectrophotometric cerebral oximetry and the like 161 1994
5,584,296 Patient sensor for optical cerebral oximeters and the like 179 1994
5,645,060 Method and apparatus for removing artifact and noise from pulse oximetry 241 1995
5,795,292 Method for improving signal-to-noise in clinical spectrometric procedures 118 1996
7,248,910 Physiological parameter monitoring system and sensor assembly for same 108 2002
2006/0258,921 Method of analyzing and processing signals 138 2004
7,315,753 Pulse oximeter with parallel saturation calculation modules 107 2004
2005/0085,735 Method and apparatus for estimating a physiological parameter 46 2004
7,302,284 Pulse oximeter with parallel saturation calculation modules 17 2005
 
NELLCOR, INCORPORATED (11)
5,402,777 Methods and devices for facilitated non-invasive oxygen monitoring 129 1992
5,348,004 Electronic processor for pulse oximeter 178 1993
5,555,882 Method and apparatus for reducing ambient noise effects in electronic monitoring instruments 145 1994
5,524,617 Isolated layer pulse oximetry 135 1995
5,995,856 Non-contact optical monitoring of physiological parameters 220 1995
5,662,106 Oximeter with motion detection for alarm modification 162 1996
5,746,206 Isolated layer pulse oximetry 136 1996
6,272,363 Pulse oximeter and sensor optimized for low saturation 139 1998
6,370,408 Medical sensor with amplitude independent output 120 1999
6,662,033 Pulse oximeter and sensor optimized for low saturation 136 2001
2005/0143,634 Method and apparatus for estimating a physiological parameter 50 2005
 
ORSENSE LTD. (10)
6,213,952 Optical device for non-invasive measurement of blood related signals utilizing a finger holder 128 1999
6,400,971 Optical device for non-invasive measurement of blood-related signals and a finger holder therefor 121 1999
6,400,972 Non-invasive method and system of optical measurements for determining the concentration of a substance in blood 122 1999
6,587,704 Method for non-invasive optical measurements of blood parameters 122 2000
6,983,178 Probe for use in non-invasive measurements of blood related parameters 146 2001
6,731,963 Device for enhancement and quality improvement of blood-related signals for use in a system for non-invasive measurements of blood-related signals 118 2001
6,711,424 Method of optical measurement for determing various parameters of the patient's blood 193 2002
6,993,372 Method and system for use in non-invasive optical measurements of blood parameters 96 2003
7,133,711 Method and system for decomposition of multiple channel signals 94 2003
7,043,289 Method of optical measurements for determining various parameters of the patient's blood 109 2004
 
HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K. (8)
4,901,238 Oximeter with monitor for detecting probe dislodgement 104 1988
4,908,762 Oximeter with system for testing transmission path 148 1988
5,253,646 Diagnostic apparatus for measuring changes of arterial and venous blood volumes in brain with respiration signal modulation 122 1992
5,582,169 Method and apparatus for measuring concentration of absorptive constituent in scattering medium 110 1994
5,632,273 Method and means for measurement of biochemical components 130 1994
6,240,305 Method and apparatus for measuring absorption information of a scattering medium 108 1999
6,233,470 Absorption information measuring method and apparatus of scattering medium 95 1999
6,236,871 Absorption information measuring method and apparatus of scattering medium 95 1999
 
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NORTH AMERICA CORPORATION (8)
5,058,588 Oximeter and medical sensor therefor 234 1989
5,287,853 Adapter cable for connecting a pulsoximetry sensor unit to a medical measuring device 127 1992
5,349,519 Method for digitally processing signals containing information regarding arterial blood flow 109 1993
5,413,102 Medical sensor 109 1994
5,517,988 Method for detecting an irregular state in a non-invasive pulse oximeter system 131 1994
6,083,157 Method and apparatus for the non-invasive determination of the concentration of a component 105 1998
6,122,535 Method and apparatus for determining the concentration of a component 159 1998
6,725,074 Quality indicator for measurement signals, in particular, for medical measurement signals such as those used in measuring oxygen saturation 151 2002
 
CERCACOR LABORATORIES, INC. (7)
5,760,910 Optical filter for spectroscopic measurement and method of producing the optical filter 370 1995
5,860,919 Active pulse blood constituent monitoring method 411 1997
5,940,182 Optical filter for spectroscopic measurement and method of producing the optical filter 371 1998
6,278,522 Optical filter for spectroscopic measurement and method of producing the optical filter 371 1999
6,920,345 Optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 344 2003
7,003,338 Method and apparatus for reducing coupling between signals 309 2003
7,027,849 Blood parameter measurement system 376 2003
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON MEDICAL, INC. (7)
4,825,879 Pulse oximeter sensor 211 1987
4,848,901 Pulse oximeter sensor control system 208 1987
4,807,631 Pulse oximetry system 211 1987
4,825,872 Finger sensor for pulse oximetry system 185 1988
5,253,645 Method of producing an audible alarm in a blood pressure and pulse oximeter monitor 128 1991
5,309,908 Blood pressure and pulse oximeter monitor 138 1993
5,731,582 Surface sensor device 95 1996
 
NON-INVASIVE TECHNOLOGY, INC. (6)
6,192,260 Methods and apparatus for examining tissue in vivo using the decay characteristics of scattered electromagnetic radiation 118 1992
5,353,799 Examination of subjects using photon migration with high directionality techniques 191 1992
5,564,417 Pathlength corrected oximeter and the like 230 1993
5,553,614 Examination of biological tissue using frequency domain spectroscopy 218 1993
5,779,631 Spectrophotometer for measuring the metabolic condition of a subject 248 1995
6,263,221 Quantitative analyses of biological tissue using phase modulation spectroscopy 134 1997
 
PROTHIA (6)
5,425,362 Fetal sensor device 137 1993
6,308,089 Limited use medical probe 276 1999
6,339,715 Method and apparatus for processing a physiological signal 119 1999
6,449,501 Pulse oximeter with signal sonification 132 2000
6,647,280 Method and apparatus for processing a physiological signal 112 2002
6,711,425 Pulse oximeter with calibration stabilization 181 2002
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (6)
6,026,314 Method and device for noninvasive measurements of concentrations of blood components 167 1998
6,714,805 Method and apparatus for noninvasively monitoring hemoglobin concentration and oxygen saturation 124 2002
6,990,426 Diagnostic method and apparatus using light 100 2003
2004/0024,326 Probe for use in measuring a biological signal and biological signal measuring system incorporating the probe 98 2003
2004/0204,865 Method of removing abnormal data and blood component spectroscopy analysis system employing the same 89 2004
7,209,775 Ear type apparatus for measuring a bio signal and measuring method therefor 116 2004
 
SENSORMEDICS CORPORATION (6)
4,824,242 Non-invasive oximeter and method 269 1986
5,343,818 Photoplethysmographics using energy-reducing waveform shaping 102 1991
5,349,952 Photoplethysmographics using phase-division multiplexing 125 1991
5,349,953 Photoplethysmographics using component-amplitude-division multiplexing 117 1991
5,425,360 Molded pulse oximeter sensor 126 1994
5,671,529 Method of forming a molded pulse oximeter sensor 95 1995
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army (6)
6,144,867 Self-piercing pulse oximeter sensor assembly 102 1999
6,253,098 Disposable pulse oximeter assembly and protective cover therefor 104 1999
6,256,524 Pulse oximeter sensor combined with a combination oropharyngeal airway and bite block 120 1999
6,263,223 Method for monitoring arterial oxygen saturation 115 1999
6,266,547 Nasopharyngeal airway with reflectance pulse oximeter sensor 94 1999
6,470,200 Pacifier pulse oximeter sensor 104 2001
 
Criticare Systems, Inc. (5)
4,960,126 ECG synchronized pulse oximeter 219 1988
5,438,986 Optical sensor 125 1993
5,842,981 Direct to digital oximeter 221 1996
6,163,715 Direct to digital oximeter and method for calculating oxygenation levels 184 1998
6,526,301 Direct to digital oximeter and method for calculating oxygenation levels 186 2000
 
DOLPHIN MEDICAL, INC. (5)
5,217,012 Noninvasive oximeter probe 138 1991
5,329,922 Oximetric esophageal probe 128 1992
5,368,025 Non-invasive oximeter probe 136 1993
5,429,129 Apparatus for determining spectral absorption by a specific substance in a fluid 232 1993
7,020,507 Separating motion from cardiac signals using second order derivative of the photo-plethysmogram and fast fourier transforms 142 2003
 
DRAEGER MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (5)
5,491,299 Flexible multi-parameter cable 170 1994
5,971,930 Method and apparatus for removing artifact from physiological signals 132 1997
6,574,491 Method and apparatus for detecting a physiological parameter 100 2001
6,773,397 System for processing signal data representing physiological parameters 136 2002
6,863,652 Power conserving adaptive control system for generating signal in portable medical devices 155 2003
 
INSTRUMENTARIUM CORP. (5)
5,099,841 Measurement of the composition of blood 109 1990
6,285,895 Measuring sensor for monitoring characteristics of a living tissue 245 1998
6,041,247 Non-invasive optical measuring sensor and measuring method 173 1998
6,791,689 Sensor assembly and method for measuring nitrogen dioxide 94 2000
6,963,767 Pulse oximeter 74 2002
 
OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD. (5)
4,854,699 Backscatter oximeter 154 1987
5,007,423 Oximeter sensor temperature control 184 1989
5,025,791 Pulse oximeter with physical motion sensor 245 1990
5,203,329 Noninvasive reflectance oximeter sensor providing controlled minimum optical detection depth 108 1991
5,224,478 Reflecting-type oxymeter probe 173 1992
 
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION (5)
6,022,321 Blood pulse wave detecting apparatus and motion intensity measuring apparatus 110 1997
6,081,742 Organism state measuring device and relaxation instructing device 144 1998
6,198,951 Reflection photodetector and biological information measuring instrument 117 1999
6,361,501 Pulse wave diagnosing device 175 1999
6,217,523 Blood pulse wave detecting apparatus and motion intensity measuring apparatus 111 1999
 
SPACELABS HEALTHCARE, LLC (5)
5,680,857 Alignment guide system for transmissive pulse oximetry sensors 150 1992
5,687,722 System and method for the algebraic derivation of physiological signals 127 1995
5,588,427 Enhancement of physiological signals using fractal analysis 178 1995
5,692,505 Data processing systems and methods for pulse oximeters 106 1996
5,817,008 Conformal pulse oximetry sensor and monitor 160 1996
 
TOSHIBA AMERICA RESEARCH, INC. (5)
2002/0191,558 Distributed soft handoff among IP-based base stations 2 2001
2002/0191,558 Distributed soft handoff among IP-based base stations 2 2001
2002/0191,558 Distributed soft handoff among IP-based base stations 2 2001
2002/0191,558 Distributed soft handoff among IP-based base stations 2 2001
2002/0191,558 Distributed soft handoff among IP-based base stations 2 2001
 
Essential Medical Devices, Inc. (4)
5,810,723 Non-invasive carboxyhemoglobin analyer 130 1996
6,064,898 Non-invasive blood component analyzer 233 1998
6,397,093 Non-invasive carboxyhemoglobin analyzer 124 2000
6,615,064 Non-invasive blood component analyzer 220 2000
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (4)
5,964,701 Patient monitoring finger ring sensor 238 1997
6,402,690 Isolating ring sensor design 125 2000
6,699,199 Photoplethysmograph signal-to-noise line enhancement 95 2002
6,947,781 Vibratory venous and arterial oximetry sensor 123 2003
 
Minolta Camera Kabushiki Kaisha (4)
4,586,513 Noninvasive device for photoelectrically measuring the property of arterial blood 208 1983
4,714,341 Multi-wavelength oximeter having a means for disregarding a poor signal 321 1985
4,694,833 Noninvasive device for photoelectrically measuring the property of arterial blood 179 1986
4,942,877 Device for measuring oxygen saturation degree in arterial blood 298 1987
 
TERUMO CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS CORPORATION (4)
5,104,623 Apparatus and assembly for use in optically sensing a compositional blood parameter 109 1990
5,291,884 Apparatus for measuring a blood parameter 125 1991
5,553,615 Method and apparatus for noninvasive prediction of hematocrit 206 1994
5,755,226 Method and apparatus for noninvasive prediction of hematocrit 177 1996
 
UNION TRUST COMPANY (4)
4,759,369 Pulse oximeter 149 1986
4,865,038 Sensor appliance for non-invasive monitoring 225 1986
5,190,038 Pulse oximeter with improved accuracy and response time 278 1989
5,170,786 Reusable probe system 179 1991
 
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (4)
5,575,284 Portable pulse oximeter 390 1994
5,830,137 Green light pulse oximeter 205 1996
6,011,985 Medical diagnostic instrument using light-to-frequency converter 182 1996
6,330,468 System using green light to determine parmeters of a cardiovascular system 171 1998
 
AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (3)
5,152,296 Dual-finger vital signs monitor 226 1990
6,150,951 Medical telemetry system with wireless and physical communication channels 141 1998
6,178,343 Pulse rate and heart rate coincidence detection for pulse oximetry 115 1999
 
BETA BIOMED SERVICES, INC. (3)
6,909,912 Non-invasive perfusion monitor and system, specially configured oximeter probes, methods of using same, and covers for probes 119 2002
7,024,235 Specially configured nasal pulse oximeter/photoplethysmography probes, and combined nasal probe/cannula, selectively with sampler for capnography, and covering sleeves for same 160 2003
7,127,278 Specially configured lip/cheek pulse oximeter/photoplethysmography probes, selectively with sampler for capnography, and covering sleeves for same 165 2004
 
CONMED CORPORATION (3)
6,658,277 Signal processing method and device for signal-to-noise improvement 198 2001
7,060,035 Signal processing method and device for signal-to-noise improvement 96 2003
7,027,850 Signal processing method and device for signal-to-noise improvement 112 2003
 
FIRST BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (3)
4,773,422 Single channel pulse oximeter 242 1987
RE33643 Pulse oximeter with circuit leakage and ambient light compensation 132 1990
5,490,523 Finger clip pulse oximeter 170 1994
 
GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (3)
6,519,484 Pulse oximetry sensor 102 2000
6,801,802 System and method for selecting physiological data from a plurality of physiological data sources 121 2001
7,305,262 Apparatus and method for acquiring oximetry and electrocardiogram signals 101 2003
 
In-Line Diagnostics Corporation (3)
5,499,627 System for noninvasive hematocrit monitoring 170 1994
6,266,546 System for noninvasive hematocrit monitoring 167 1998
6,181,958 Method and apparatus for non-invasive blood constituent monitoring 224 1999
 
ISIS INNOVATION LIMITED (3)
6,839,659 System and method for acquiring data 131 2003
2003/0187,337 Combining measurements from different sensors 134 2003
2005/0004,479 Locating features in a photoplethysmograph signal 97 2004
 
Nicolay GmbH (3)
5,094,240 Pulse/oxygen sensor and method of making 150 1989
5,035,243 Holder sleeve for positioning a detecting and measuring sensor 145 1989
5,054,488 Optoelectronic sensor for producing electrical signals representative of physiological values 151 1990
 
OPTICAL SENSORS INCORPORATED (3)
6,865,407 Calibration technique for non-invasive medical devices 138 2002
6,763,256 Pulse oximeter 119 2002
6,879,850 Pulse oximeter with motion detection 146 2002
 
Optix LP (3)
6,222,189 Methods of enhancing optical signals by mechanical manipulation in non-invasive testing 148 1998
6,411,832 Method of improving reproducibility of non-invasive measurements 102 1999
6,992,772 Method and apparatus for optical sampling to reduce interfering variances 89 2003
 
RADIOMETER BASEL AG (3)
6,151,107 Method of non-invasive determination of oxygen saturation in tissue in which blood is circulating 108 1999
6,181,959 Detection of parasitic signals during pulsoxymetric measurement 161 1999
6,654,622 Device for the combined measurement of the arterial oxygen saturation and the transcutaneous CO2 partial pressure on an ear lobe 121 1999
 
SANDIA CORPORATION (3)
5,355,880 Reliable noninvasive measurement of blood gases 391 1992
5,494,032 Oximeter for reliable clinical determination of blood oxygen saturation in a fetus 281 1994
5,630,413 Reliable noninvasive measurement of blood gases 293 1994
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (3)
5,924,980 Method and apparatus for adaptively reducing the level of noise in an acquired signal 164 1998
6,135,952 Adaptive filtering of physiological signals using a modeled synthetic reference signal 126 1999
6,285,894 Method and device for non-invasive in vivo determination of blood constituents 111 1999
 
SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC. (3)
5,437,275 Pulse oximetry sensor 157 1994
6,654,621 Finger oximeter with finger grip suspension system 138 2001
6,643,531 Combination fingerprint and oximetry device 100 2002
 
SOMANETICS CORPORATION (3)
5,140,989 Examination instrument for optical-response diagnostic apparatus 141 1986
5,217,013 Patient sensor for optical cerebral oximeter and the like 179 1991
5,902,235 Optical cerebral oximeter 179 1996
 
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD. (3)
4,867,557 Reflection type oximeter for applying light pulses to a body tissue to measure oxygen saturation 210 1988
4,974,591 Bio-photosensor 185 1988
4,926,867 Light-reflecting and heating type oximeter 169 1989
 
WOOLSTHORPE TECHNOLOGIES (3)
6,480,729 Method for determining blood constituents 139 2001
6,819,950 Method for noninvasive continuous determination of physiologic characteristics 145 2001
6,719,705 Device and method for noninvasive continuous determination of physiologic characteristics 124 2002
 
AMO MANUFACTURING USA, LLC (2)
6,419,671 Optical feedback system for vision correction 135 1999
6,793,654 Optical feedback system for vision correction 130 2002
 
AVL MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS AG (2)
4,890,619 System for the measurement of the content of a gas in blood, in particular the oxygen saturation of blood 150 1987
5,299,570 System for measuring the saturation of at least one gas, particularly the oxygen saturation of blood 190 1992
 
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (2)
6,498,942 Optoacoustic monitoring of blood oxygenation 132 2000
2005/0043,599 Pulse oximetry device and method 101 2004
 
BODY SCIENCE LLC (2)
7,215,991 Wireless medical diagnosis and monitoring equipment 174 2003
2007/0208,235 Wireless medical diagnosis and monitoring equipment 60 2007
 
CAS MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
6,456,862 Method for non-invasive spectrophotometric blood oxygenation monitoring 122 2001
7,072,701 Method for spectrophotometric blood oxygenation monitoring 112 2003
 
COLIN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (2)
5,131,391 Pulse oxymeter having probe with warming means 151 1990
5,216,598 System for correction of trends associated with pulse wave forms in oximeters 121 1991
 
COROMETRICS MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
5,411,024 Fetal pulse oximetry sensor 127 1993
5,634,459 Fetal probe 104 1995
 
DATEX-OHMEDA (2)
6,697,653 Reduced wire count voltage drop sense 90 2001
2003/0073,890 Plethysmographic signal processing method and system 98 2001
 
ELEKON INDUSTRIES USA, INC. (2)
2005/0197,548 DISPOSABLE/REUSABLE FLEXIBLE SENSOR 108 2004
2005/0228,248 Clip-type sensor having integrated biasing and cushioning means 145 2004
 
Futrex, Inc. (2)
5,028,787 Non-invasive measurement of blood glucose 389 1989
5,365,066 Low cost means for increasing measurement sensitivity in LED/IRED near-infrared instruments 111 1992
 
GLT ACQUISITION CORP. (2)
6,280,381 Intelligent system for noninvasive blood analyte prediction 190 1999
6,512,937 Multi-tier method of developing localized calibration models for non-invasive blood analyte prediction 123 2001
 
GOULD ELECTRONICS INC. (2)
5,263,244 Method of making a flexible printed circuit sensor assembly for detecting optical pulses 175 1992
5,390,670 Flexible printed circuit sensor assembly for detecting optical pulses 162 1993
 
ITAMAR MEDICAL LTD. (2)
6,461,305 Pressure applicator devices particularly useful for non-invasive detection of medical conditions 181 2000
6,916,289 Pressure applicator devices particularly useful for non-invasive detection of medical conditions 78 2004
 
KESTREL LABS, INC. (2)
6,647,279 Hybrid optical delivery system for photoplethysmography 97 2002
6,754,515 Stabilization of noisy optical sources in photoplethysmography 122 2002
 
KOWA COMPANY, LTD. (2)
5,522,388 Pulse spectrometer 126 1994
5,575,285 Apparatus for measuring oxygen saturation 180 1994
 
MORTARA INSTRUMENT, INC. (2)
6,697,655 Low power pulse oximeter 125 2001
6,564,077 Method and apparatus for pulse oximetry 126 2001
 
NellcorPuritan Bennett Incorporated (2)
7,016,715 Selection of preset filter parameters based on signal quality 102 2003
7,039,538 Pulse oximeter with separate ensemble averaging for oxygen saturation and heart rate 33 2004
 
NONIN MEDICAL, INC. (2)
5,792,052 Finger clip pulse oximeter 164 1995
5,800,349 Offset pulse oximeter sensor 169 1997
 
OPTO CIRCUITS (INDIA) LTD (2)
5,991,648 Adjustable pulse oximetry sensor for pediatric use 137 1998
6,006,120 Cordless Pulse oximeter 114 1998
 
OSI OPTOELECTRONICS, INC. (2)
6,385,821 Apparatus for securing an oximeter probe to a patient 110 2000
6,681,454 Apparatus and method for securing an oximeter probe to a patient 120 2002
 
PHDX SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
5,673,692 Single site, multi-variable patient monitor 213 1995
6,556,852 Earpiece with sensors to measure/monitor multiple physiological variables 121 2001
 
PROVIDENCE HEALTH SYSTEM - OREGON (2)
6,421,549 Adaptive calibration pulsed oximetry method and device 120 2000
6,760,609 Adaptive calibration pulsed oximetry method and device 120 2002
 
PURITAN-BENNETT CORPORATION (2)
4,883,353 Pulse oximeter 180 1988
4,883,055 Artificially induced blood pulse for use with a pulse oximeter 231 1988
 
SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH (2)
6,113,541 Noninvasive blood chemistry measurement method and system 101 1998
2004/0098,009 Method and apparatus for body fluid sampling and analyte sensing 209 2003
 
SHENZHEN MINDRAY BIO-MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (2)
5,090,410 Fastener for attaching sensor to the body 193 1989
5,995,858 Pulse oximeter 124 1997
 
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE (2)
4,880,304 Optical sensor for pulse oximeter 166 1987
5,094,239 Composite signal implementation for acquiring oximetry signals 102 1989
 
SPACELABS, INC. (2)
5,158,082 Apparatus for heating tissue with a photoplethysmograph sensor 191 1990
5,055,671 Apparatus for detecting transducer movement using a first and second light detector 105 1990
 
T.M.M. ACQUISITIONS, LTD. (2)
6,031,603 Sensor, method and device for optical blood oximetry 115 1998
6,801,799 Pulse oximeter and method of operation 196 2003
 
THOR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (2)
4,964,408 Oximeter sensor assembly with integral cable 374 1988
5,069,213 Oximeter sensor assembly with integral cable and encoder 340 1989
 
VIOPTIX, INC. (2)
6,597,931 System and method for absolute oxygen saturation 129 2000
6,587,703 System and method for measuring absolute oxygen saturation 128 2001
 
WATERMARK MEDICAL, INC. (2)
6,811,538 Sleep apnea risk evaluation 103 2001
7,297,119 Sleep apnea risk evaluation 81 2004
 
A. W. Faber-Castell (1)
5,084,327 Fluorescent marking liquid 110 1989
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (1)
2003/0212,316 Method and apparatus for determining blood parameters and vital signs of a patient 106 2002
 
ANTEC SYSTEMS LIMITED (1)
4,697,593 Method and apparatus for measuring blood oxygen levels 134 1986
 
ARISTO MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
5,417,207 Apparatus for the invasive use of oximeter probes 143 1993
 
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. (1)
4,807,630 Apparatus and method for use in pulse oximeters 136 1987
 
BCI, INC. (1)
5,558,096 Blood pulse detection method using autocorrelation 110 1995
 
BUSCHMANN, JOHANNES (1)
5,891,025 Method of validating and/or calibrating devices used for carrying out photometry of living tissues and a device for implementing said method 110 1997
 
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (1)
7,072,703 Medical device with force monitoring features and method therefor 11 2003
 
CARDIO ACCESS LLC (1)
4,819,752 Blood constituent measuring device and method 257 1987
 
CENTURY MEDICAL KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
5,807,246 Display device in medical examination and treatment system 124 1995
 
COLIN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
4,796,636 Noninvasive reflectance oximeter 165 1987
 
CRITIKON, INC. (1)
5,193,543 Method and apparatus for measuring arterial blood constituents 136 1992
 
CYBRO MEDICAL, LTD. (1)
2002/0042,558 Pulse oximeter and method of operation 182 2001
 
DAEDULUS 1, L.L.C. (1)
5,978,691 Device and method for noninvasive continuous determination of blood gases, pH, hemoglobin level, and oxygen content 160 1997
 
DRAEGER MEDICAL, INC. (1)
4,776,339 Interlock for oxygen saturation monitor anesthesia apparatus 118 1987
 
E FOR M CORPORATION (1)
5,273,036 Apparatus and method for monitoring respiration 217 1993
 
E.P. LIMITED (1)
5,978,693 Apparatus and method for reduction of motion artifact 122 1998
 
ELECTRODE COMPANY LIMITED, THE (1)
6,133,994 Testing device for light emitters 96 1998
 
EPIC MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
2003/0171,662 Non-adhesive flexible electro-optical sensor for fingertip trans-illumination 93 2002
 
FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
6,681,128 System for noninvasive hematocrit monitoring 102 2001
 
FRONTIER MATERIALS, INC. (1)
5,372,136 System and method for noninvasive hematocrit monitoring 275 1993
 
FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD. (1)
6,151,518 Instrument for measuring concentrations of constituent parts of blood 135 1999
 
GE HEALTHCARE FINLAND OY (1)
6,912,413 Pulse oximeter 92 2003
 
GIV VENTURES PARTNERS LP (1)
6,453,183 Cerebral oxygenation monitor 105 2000
 
GMP/WIRELESS MEDICINE, INC. (1)
2004/0186,358 Monitoring system containing a hospital bed with integrated display 120 2003
 
GRAPHIC CONTROLS CORPORATION (1)
5,474,065 Non-invasive fetal probe 62 1994
 
HEMA METRICS, LLC (1)
6,671,528 Method and apparatus for non-invasive blood constituent monitoring 165 2001
 
HITACHI MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
2006/0058,594 Measuring probe and living body optical measuring device 93 2003
 
HITACHI, LTD. (1)
5,239,185 Method and equipment for measuring absorptance of light scattering materials using plural wavelengths of light 102 1992
 
HU, SIJUNG, DR (1)
7,263,395 Venous pulse oximetry 95 2003
 
HUTCHINSON TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED (1)
5,879,294 Tissue chromophore measurement system 189 1996
 
I.S.S. (USA) Inc. (1)
6,078,833 Self referencing photosensor 129 1998
 
IDEAL LIFE INC. (1)
2005/0020,887 Medical monitoring device and system 169 2004
 
IGT (1)
7,001,273 Gaming device having offer and acceptance game with hidden offer 91 2002
 
Imagenix, Inc. (1)
6,622,034 Oximeter sensor with functional liner 111 2002
 
Instrumentarium Oy (1)
6,104,938 Procedure, apparatus and detector for the determination of fractional oxygen saturation 169 1998
 
Invivo Research, Inc. (1)
4,948,248 Blood constituent measuring device and method 184 1989
 
JOBSIS, PAUL D. (1)
6,594,513 Method and apparatus for determining oxygen saturation of blood in body organs 177 2000
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (1)
5,483,646 Memory access control method and system for realizing the same 107 1994
 
KINDERLIFE INSTRUMENTS, INC. (1)
6,594,511 Method and apparatus for determining physiological characteristics 130 2001
 
KNITZA, REINHOLD (1)
5,911,690 Use of a pulse oxymetry sensor device 98 1997
 
LARKACE PTY LTD (1)
6,188,470 Bioenergetic data collection apparatus 96 1999
 
LAU, STEVEN P. (1)
5,505,199 Sudden infant death syndrome monitor 122 1994
 
LAWRENCE MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
4,859,057 Oximeter apparatus 163 1987
 
MALLINCKRODT INC. (1)
7,198,778 Tumor-targeted optical contrast agents 99 2003
 
MAP MEDIZINTECHNIK FÃœR ARZT UND PATIENT GMBH & CO. KG (1)
5,275,159 Method and apparatus for diagnosis of sleep disorders 503 1992
 
Marquette Electronics, Inc. (1)
5,339,810 Pulse oximetry sensor 123 1993
 
MARQUETTE MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,061,584 Pulse oximetry sensor 128 1998
 
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